I have a server with SuSE Linux Enterprise server 8.
I have recently purchased the following 80GB external hard disk:
I want to be able to copy files from my server's hard disk to the external hard disk (i.e. backing up the files).
I plug my external hard disk (via USB) into my server, but I do NOT get any reaction. Ideally, I was hoping for the external hard disk to be recognised like Windows plug and play feature.
What do I need to do to get my server to recognise the external hard disk and thus allow me to copy files to it?
(I am a relative newbie, so please provide sufficient detail)